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Retail shipping hits hyperspeed

As the dust settles after Amazon Prime Day, well actually 48 hours this time round, retailers are pushing hard to improve their own delivery capabilities. This week we take a look at the competitive landscape of super-speedy shipping and the strains it puts on companies to match growing consumer expectations.

Grocery Retail Ups Its Autonomous Delivery Game. [PYMNTS.com]

Online shopping: Why its unstoppable growth may be coming to an end. [Metro]

America's addiction to absurdly fast shipping has a hidden cost. [CNN]

Asda expands Just Eat partnership for 30min grocery deliveries. [Retail Gazette]

These are the seven retailers at the forefront of China’s New Retail revolution. [Econsultancy]

Carrefour goes for fast home delivery with Glovo deal. [Yahoo! Finance]

Amazon’s Most Ambitious Research Project Is a Convenience Store. [Bloomberg]

Retail Delivery Wars: Smart Strategy Or An Inevitable Race To The Bottom? [Forbes]

Online purchases get ditched due to poor shipping options. [elitebusiness]

FedEx is officially sounding the alarm bells on Amazon after years of laughing off the retail giant's rapidly building package-delivery empire. [Business Insider]

One of the best places to understand how retail logistics is changing will be at the 5th Annual Retail Supply Chain Summit: New York. Keep an eye out for developments as we approach the summit next year.

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